Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

Award Winning heritage railway steaming alongside the Chiltern Hills between Princes Risborough and Chinnor stations.

A bit about us

The Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway is an Award Winning heritage railway steaming alongside the Chiltern Hills on an approximately 1-1.5 hours round trip from either Princes Risborough or Chinnor stations. 'We're Good To Go' and carefully arranged with social distancing and thoughtful measures for your safety and enjoyment.

Come by train to Princes Risborough where there is easy interchange between Chiltern Railways Platforms 1-3 and the steam railway's Platform 4. Plenty of free parking at Chinnor station for those arriving by car - also with pop-up refreshment stall, gift shop, and toilets.

A great destination for a family visit.

Standard fares:

  • Family / Bubble compartments for 2-6 people £45
  • Seats in Open-Plan carriages from £6 - £12 Adult, £3 Child (5-15 years), Child (0-4 years) Free
  • Well Behaved Dogs Free

Please see website for timetables, dates of operation, and to book tickets.

  • Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
  • Station Road
  • Chinnor
  • OX39 4ER

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We went on the Santa train for the second year in a row. It is a brilliant trip for all the family, lovely service, friendly staff, refreshments and excellent gifts for the children. Brilliant value for money and a really enjoyable day.

  • Jayne Saunders
  • 15 December, 2019

Very special Birthday Treat. We opted for the two course steam train lunch for my dads 91st birthday treat, and what a wonderful day out it was. The food, table settings & train ride were great, but what made it so special was the attentiveness the volunteers gave to my dad to make an old GWR fireman’s day. Happy birthday banners where we sat, a birthday card from them all singing Happy Birthday & a visit to the footplate when we stopped, nothing too much trouble, he was really ‘chuffed’. They’re such a wonderfully friendly team & obviously do the job because they thoroughly enjoy doing it, so thank you to all of you for giving him (& us) a great Steam Experience, you made us all very happy.

  • Aly_baba2
  • 30 October, 2021

Staff with time for everyone. We booked our trip about a month in advance having been to several steam railways before but not this one. Our train was a few minutes late leaving Chinnor but was back on time when we reached Prines Risborough. Staff were on hand throughout the journey and a refreshment trolley also came through the train. One member of staff gave our part of the carriage a running commentary and what to look for, which really helped enhance the journey. A really pleasant time, thank you.

  • m50lws
  • 29 September, 2021

Fabulous trip! I would recommend this to trip to anyone, young or old, couples, solo, families - just wonderful. All the staff are volunteers & you can tell they love what they do. Happy to answers questions, made a fuss of a little boy who turned 3 today! We only booked tickets the day before travel, very easy to book & superb value. The train was late departing but that only added to the experience as we could all watch the engine being prepped for departure & coupling up with the carriages. There’s refreshments available at the station pre & post departure plus a trolley service on board. Departing Chinnor you pass through the glorious Oxfordshire countryside, it’s not a long journey but it is beautiful - spotting a deer as we went! A 15 min stop at Princes Risborough for the engine to change ends was superb to watch. I cannot recommend this experience enough. On board were families, couples, young & old. Seems everyone is fascinated with a steam engine!

  • Jayneb23
  • 9 September, 2021

Truly exceptional day out. We visited the railway as a 50th birthday gift for our friend & she was made to feel very special from the moment we arrived. We booked the sparkling afternoon tea which was delicious & plentiful. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the volunteer staff, they all went above & beyond to be helpful & ensure we were enjoying everything the railway had to offer. I would thoroughly recommend a visit here & will be visiting again soon with my family.

  • Debi R
  • 30 August, 2021

Lovely trip. We visited as a party of 2 adults and 4 children (11,8,3 and 2) for a trip on the steam train. Very impressed with everything given to the children and all staff lovely and welcoming.

  • natashastacey
  • 10 August, 2021

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  • Parking available
  • Children welcome
  • Coffee
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Disabled access
  • Dogs by arrangement
  • Restaurant
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Disabled WC available
  • WC
  • Seating available
  • Hearing loop available

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